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19:05 Fontwell Park

Visit attheraces.com Novices' Chase (Class 4)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 135y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,035 added
  • Winner: £4,289
  • 2nd: £1,259
  • 3rd: £630
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 32.10s
  • Off Time: 19:05:33
  • 4 Ran
1

Ennistown

39 t
2/11
  • Form: 12-4112
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 143
  • Trainer: A J Honeyball
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman

led, not fluent 5 out, challenged 2 out, headed last, rallied flat, kept on well

2
  • Form: 69P-4P0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 91
  • Trainer: N P Mulholland
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

tracked leader, mistake 5 out, driven to challenge 2 out, jumped into lead last, stayed on strongly (2 fences omitted)

3
5/1
  • Form: 111U3-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 112
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Jockey: J E Moore

chasing leaders when blundered and unseated rider 2nd

4
  • Form: U63-215
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Official Rating: 71
  • Trainer: P York
  • Jockey: M Goldstein

tracked leaders, lost touch 5th, completely tailed off after 7th, remote 3rd

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The 2m at Newton Abbot last time proved much too short for ENNISTOWN. He is back over his winning distance today and his experience may be too much for chasing debutant Royal Hall, a dual winner here over hurdles. Gersjoeycasey has won between the flags but Carolines Charm was a modest hurdler who may not fare much better over fences.

Formwatch

Ennistown 6-4 (11-12) Held up, headway to chase winner after 3 out, soon pushed along, no impression from 2 out, 2nd of 3, 4 1/2l behind Caius Marcius (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m (3) gd in Jul.

Carolines Charm (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) In touch, chased leaders halfway, weakened quickly before 4 out, last of 18, dist behind Dariya (11-6) at Worcester 2m hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Royal Hall (FR) 5-1 (8-3) Mid-division, never on terms, 6th of 10, 11 1/4l behind So Near So Farhh (9-9) at Chepstow 2m hcp (6) gf in Jul.

Gersjoeycasey (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Pressed leader, lost place 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 8, dist behind Point N Shoot (12-3) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (4) gs in Jun.